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Candidates, community reacts to Indiana's 2nd Congressional District election results

MISHAWAKA, Ind. –

Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski is celebrating her fourth win in a row representing Indiana's 2nd Congressional District. 

“The days of darkness in this country are gone,” she said in her victory speech Tuesday night.  

Walorski says the first thing she wants to do moving forward is pass more tax reform. 

In an interview Wednesday morning she said she’s willing to work across the aisle to do what’s best for the district. 

“As soon as I go back on Tuesday we’re going to be looking at healthcare again trying to come up with a common sense plan. We’re going to be looking at immigration. We’re going to be looking at solving the problems we’ve talked about,” she said. 

Walorski says there is a great future ahead for Hoosiers, but some Hoosiers who were backing Mel Hall on Tuesday are not sure they agree. 

"Mel was a phenomenal candidate with tremendous background, tremendous skills that could have served our district well,” said Kathleen Neal, who supported Mel Hall in Tuesday’s election. “I'm sad for our district, I'm sad for our state and honestly I'm sad for our country.”

Mel hall did send a statement conceding, saying in part, “I'm proud of the campaign we ran and the people we met along the way. I am encouraged by the enthusiasm and appetite for change I saw across all ten counties of this district.”

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